2014 Edition

2014 Edition

The Festival

Encontros da Imagem – International Photography Festival

Encontros da Imagem, International Photography born in 1987 from an old association linked to the practices of photography and amateur film. Since then, and throughout the twenty-five editions, the idea of the Festival took shape, resetting itself progressively to adapt to the aesthetic and formal development of creative photography which is the central subject of the event.

Throughout a month and a half, the work of about 200 authors from around the world can be followed; they will be scattered over a network of cultural institutions and also in spaces occupied and reinvented by the Festival.

Via a broad core of exhibitions, the Festival embodies a wide range of narratives documenting mainly the theme of each edition. With Braga as origin and main centre, it presents a set of activities which foster contemporary photography through an exhibition nucleus that is enlarged in this issue in Porto and Lisbon.

The program also includes activities addressed to the public in general such as projections and the photography contests, developed with the use of information technologies and social networks with the intention of stimulating and democratizing image.

In the past editions, the Festival recovers the concept of public art galleries, by installing maritime containers [“Faith Containers”] in the main Braga squares, seeking to demonstrate the aesthetic importance of image in society as part of individual and collective memory.

Loyal to the concept of stimulating new audiences to the practice of Photography and to its new boundary territories, the schedule includes projection nights (“Hope Night Projections”) in order to publicize the selection of Open Call finalist authors and also a niche market of author books (“Photo Book Market”) in order to celebrate photography books and encourage author editions.

The Organization of Encontros da Imagem is proud to organize the “International Photography Award Emergentes Dst.”, acknowledged as one of the most prestigious in the area, in the national scene. The prize is awarded through a critical review of portfolios, directed by national and foreign experts, who have contributed to instruct and inform a growing audience about the plurality of practices admitted in contemporary photography.

An offer of opportunities for artistic creation and innovation is also expected, in collaboration with partner organizations, either by authors’ circulation or by internationalization of national artists.

It is therefore an astonishingly free Festival, that dares go through its own lightweight and sparkling path, indifferent to cultures, mass and economic pressures, with a recklessness that hides the certainty of deep love and respect for Photography.

Artistic Director

Ângela Ferreira

Activities

“Tempo di viaggio”

Cinema Nights · 03 de Outubro · 21h40 · Cineclube Aurélio da Paz dos Reis [Clarabóia – Agenda Cultural da Casa do Professor]
De Andrei Tarkovsky e Tonino Guerra Itália, 1983 – 62’

 

WHERE IS MY MIND | Competition

Misc · 14 de Março – 01 de Setembro
The WHERE IS MY MIND project is designed especially for the XXIV edition of Encontros da Imagem placing the motto in FAITH & HOPE, which will be a tribute to the relationship of the community with this issue. The proposal is to produce visual narratives in the various versions of Faith and Hope.
APPLICATION and RULES here: www.eimymind.com

 

SOB CÉUS ESTRANHOS

Misc · 17 de Outubro
Daniel Blaufuks Portugal, 2002 – 57

 

I LIKE PURPLE

Misc · 18 de Setembro · 22h30 · Arquivo Janes
Opening Party.
Absolut Party.

 

ARTE TOTAL

Misc · 19 de Setembro · 19h05 · Montra Sapataria Benamor – Avenida da Liberdade nº 758
Arte Total | Performance

 

HOPE NIGHT PROJECTION

Misc · 19 de Setembro · 23h00 · TOCA – Trabalho de uma Oficina Cultural e Associativa

Through this action, the festival gets closer to the community and values the importance of photography in the construction of collective memory. Facing the challenge of critical reflection about the place of Faith and Hope in the national and international art and culture scene as well as proposing new approaches to their visual exploration, the Festival has presented for the first time an OPEN CALL for projects on the subject. The project presents photographers from around the world in a documentary exploration of contemporary photography. The result is a slide show which is a presentation of similarities and contrasts a visual narrative about the desires / anxieties of the human being. This project hopes to contribute to the strengthening of emerging projects and to establish the cooperation between participating organizations.

List of Authors to the Projection Night!
Agnieszka Rayss, Alexander Veledzimovich, Ambre Peyrotti, Cecilia Sauri, David Barnes, David Infante, David Barreiro, Dulce Pinzón, Erik Messori, Fabian Pio, Freya Najadi, Giulia Marchi, Gustavo Aleman, Jana Romanova, Jordi Pizarro, Juan Aballe, Karolina Jonderko, Klaus Lundi, Linda Dorigo, Magda Hueckel, Marc Wendelsky & Nicolas Clements – Isabelle Pateer, Michel Le Belhomme, Vitorio Mortarotti, Nikita Pirogov, Patricia Gouvêa, Paul O’leary, Piotr Zbierski, Rute Violante, Rute Moore, Samuel Lugassy, Sandra Calligaro, Sergio Carvalho, Sylvain Granjon, Scott Typaldos, Sharon Boothroyd, Thibaud Yevnine, Tiago Santana, Touko Hujanen, Valter Vinagre, Viktoria Sorochinsky, Wolfgang Müller

FESTIVAL CIRCULATION(S)

Dedicated to young European photography, the Circulation(s) festival – organized by Fetart – has been offering a fresh perspective on Europe through photography. It aims to reveal the talents of young European photography and to bring together a network of European actors sharing Fetart’s ambition: helping young photographers to enter the professional world and to show the public an innovative contemporary art scene. The festival program is organized around the work of 22 artists (selected by a professional jury following an international call for application), the presence of an invited school (Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster (Ireland) as well as an invited gallery (Galerija Fotografija in jubljana (Slovenia) and Xavier CANONNE’s « carte blanche », sponsor of this year and director of the Museum of Photography in Charleroi (Belgium). There will be a total of 44 photographers introducing their work throughout exhibitions, installations and screenings.

ABRAM Uros; ANTONY Todd; CALLIGARO Sandra; CHERNYSHOVA Elena; DAL MAS Aurore; DEAN Victoria; DINATO Martina; DZIENIS Prezmek; FERT Bruno; GATTI Massimiliano; GAUDRILLOT ROY Zacharie;GOURIOU Vincent; GRANJON Sylvain; HUDELOT Marie; HUECKEL Magda; JONDERKO Karolina; KANE Aisling; KAUPPI Andreas; LIEBAERT Pierre; LONGLY Katherine; LUGASSY Samuel; LUPI Luca; MCCULLOUGH Jan;; NYHOLM Erica ORLOWSKI Gabriel; PLASENCIA Ruben; PLAUCHUT Virginie; POLIAKOVA Marina; PUTPUT collective; ROCHEREAU Julie; ROUSSET Thomas; SCHACHER Delphine; SCHMITZ Ulrike; SEIFFERT Christianne: SPUTNIK; VAL Clement; VAN DER HAEGEN Zoé; VAN DER SLOOT Marlous; VOGRINČIČ ANDRAŽ Matej; WENDELSKI Marc

HEMERA COLLECTIVE

Julia Margaret Cameron; Oscar Rejlander; Fred Holland Day; Faisal Abdu’ Allah; Clive Allen; Samuel Arranda; Rotimi Fani Kayode; Max Kandola; Roshini Kempadoo; W. Eugene Smith

FOTOFESTIWAL | Lodz
Slideshows made by Aman Iman Team

Michel le BELHOMME; Elena CHERNYSOVA; Antoine BRUY; Marie HUDELOT; Agnieszka RAYSS; Robert RENHUI ZHAO; Marlous VAN DER SLOOT; Kirill GOLOVCHENKO; Adam LACH; David FAVROD
ISSP 2014 FINAL WORKS
The works of the International Summer School of Photography 2014 participants, created in Latvia on 2-10 August 2014. Every year in August, ISSP is bringing over 70 emerging photographers from all over the world to a caste in a small village of Western Latvia, where they learn from world-class photography masters and from each other, taking part in six thematic masterclasses. Each student produces a body of work for a joint exhibition that opens during the last day of the school.

 

After party| Where is my mind

Misc · 20 de Setembro · 24h00 · JUNO

 

GALA EMERGENTES dst

Misc · 20 de Setembro · 21h30 · Theatro Circo

 

FAITH NEVER ENDS

Misc · 25 de Outubro · 22h30 · TOCA
Closing Party
THROES + THE SHINE

 

Photography Workshop “From the Idea to the Project” — com Virgílio Ferreira

Workshops · 3 e 4; 17 e 18 e 30 e 31 de Outubro · 10h00-18h00 · Casa dos Coimbras — Braga

 

Fé na Vida

Misc · Todos os dias · After 19h · Centro da Cidade – Braga
Occupation of the windows of traditional commerce in Braga. Idea by João Acciaiuoli